Creighton 69, S. Illinois 50
Gregory Echenique had 12 points and 14 rebounds to lead
Creighton past Southern Illinois 69-50 on Sunday night.
Doug McDermott scored 15 points and Jahenns Manigat added 14
points for the Bluejays (16-11, 8-7 Missouri Valley), who never
trailed in the game, led 31-19 at halftime and built their margin
to 25 points late in the game.
It was Echenique’s first double-double for Creighton; the
6-foot-9 sophomore transfer had eight when he played for Rutgers.
He had 10 rebounds by halftime, compared to 13 for Southern
Illinois. The Bluejays finished with a 37-23 edge on the
Kendall Brown-Surles scored 15 points and Carlton Fay had 12 for
the Salukis (11-15, 5-10), who were coming off a 69-66 upset at MVC
co-leader Wichita State on Tuesday, but had lost their previous